On the eighth day of ShopWell we’re making one tough diet just a bit easier for you.
The low FODMAP diet (aka Fructo-, Oligo-, Di-, and Monosaccharides and Polyols) originated from the Monash University in Australia where researchers discovered a way of eating that may be beneficial to those suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). It’s a tricky diet to follow so you definitely should work with a registered dietitian through the elimination and challenge phase of the diet.
ShopWell can help you figure out what to avoid when following a Low FODMAP diet and suggests FODMAP-friendly alternatives. The ingredients to avoid are based on research that determined levels of the various types of carbohydrates that make up the FODMAP acronym. When you select the Low FODMAP diet on ShopWell it will automatically pre-check all 5 types of carbohydrates to avoid but you can customize the goal by unchecking types that you find you can tolerate. We’ll continue to update ShopWell as more ingredients are tested. Following a new diet and managing symptoms of IBS is hard, hopefully ShopWell makes it a little bit easier for you.